Laeula Frazier (1924 - 2014)

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Laeula Frazier, 89, Hillsville, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb, 21, 2014.
She was born in Carroll County, Va., June 24, 1924, to Hobert and Cara Vaughan Edwards who preceded her in death.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Jefferson Frazier; a son, Donald Ray Frazier; a daughter, Kathy Jean Frazier; two brothers, Carl Edwards and Dale Edwards; two sisters, Louella Shupe and Darl Barlow; and her three sons-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" Shank, Jack Bolen and Garnett Burris.
Survivors include a sister, Martha Combs of Hillsville; a son, Jerry L. Frazier and his wife, Phyllis of Newbern, N.C.; daughters, Thelma Burris of Wytheville, Mary Shank and Christine Bolen of Hillsville; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Until disease robbed her of her memory, she took great delight in being surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her family reunion and preserving the history of her Vaughan ancestry. All who knew her will have fond memories of the childhood stories she shared. She loved to travel and did as long as her health allowed. When her children went to places she was unable to go, she would say, "You're traveling to places I dreamed about from reading about them in my books as I grew up."
She had fond memories of her early married life in Florida and loved the beautiful weather.
Laeula was a scholar, a business woman, community minded and made many friends as she lived her life.
Visitation was on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home, Hillsville, Va., from 5 to 7 p.m and the funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Eddie Dalton and the Rev. Ray Bolen officiating. Burial was at Shorts Creek Cemetery on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 1 p.m.
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Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.
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Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145
Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
(276) 728-2041
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Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014
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